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Child Porn Sting Hits Disney World, Legoland And Local Boy Scout Parent

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

An undercover child pornography sting operation in Polk County, Florida, resulted in 11 arrests and 660 felony charges, it was announced Tuesday morning. Among those arrested as part of “Operation Guardians of Innocence II” were a Disney World employee, a Legoland builder, a former teacher and a 16-year-old student.

The Polk County Police Department released the names of ten of those arrested along with the charges that have already been filed against them.

  • Edward Zaborowski III, 48, parent helper with his son’s Boy Scout troop, was charged with 64 counts possession of child pornography and 1 count promotion of sexual performance by a child.
  • Richard Cousins, 64, a registered sex offender, was charged with 143 counts possession of child pornography and 3 counts promotion of sexual performance by a child.
  • Bruce Nopper, 51, was charged with 12 counts possession of child pornography and 1 count promotion of sexual performance by a child.
  • Rickie Vargas-Garcia, 30,Lego builder for Merlin Entertainment, was charged with 10 counts possession of child pornography.
  • Don Carrier, 84, was charged with 200 counts possession of child pornography.
  • Roger Catey, 53, Walt Disney World costumes department project manager, was charged with 24 counts possession of child pornography and 2 counts promotion of sexual performance by a child.
  • Mathew Sentz, 35, a registered sex offender, was charged with 100 counts possession of child pornography.
  • Jarrod Whiting, 24, was charged with 14 counts possession of child pornography.
  • Alejandro Baltazar II, 20, was charged with 55 counts possession of child pornography – enhanced (F-2)
  • Donald Marich, 69, a retired schoolteacher was charged with 16 counts possession of child pornography 3 counts promotion of child pornography.

A 16-year-old boy from Kissimmee was also arrested on 12 counts of possession of child pornography, but his name was not released because he is a minor. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the images on the teen’s phone showed victims as young as 12-24 months old. (RELATED: California Deputy AG Caught With Child Pornography)

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd released a statement saying that these arrests were just the beginning and that additional charges were likely to follow.

“Once we serve search warrants and seize the devices that these suspects are using to download and distribute pornography, we will do a complete forensic analysis, and in all likelihood we will be adding on more charges related to the felony possession and distribution of images and videos of children being sexually battered. Most of the images we saw during this investigation depicted children being sexually battered, that we have seen before — which means we haven’t yet identified any local child victims, but as always, that is also a part of our investigation.”

A spokesperson for Disney also told ABC Action News that Catey no longer works for Disney World.